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LittleForestOwlLittleForestOwl Posts: 35Member Member Posts: 35Member Member
Name: Katrina
Start Weight: 289.7lbs
Current Weight: 289.7lbs
Goal Weight: 119lbs (loose 170lbs)
Height: 5'4"
OMAD Time: midday
Start Date: Saturay 25th March 2017
About Me:
I've been on a diet since I was 8 years old (I'm now 38), the first diet I went on was Jenny Craig back in the 80's. Ive only been a healthy weight a twice in my life and the first time, was unknownly and naturally doing OMAD during my college days, I was busy studying and socialising and only ate once a day. So between the age of 17-18, I wasn't obese. Then I started work and I was eating three meals, snacks and my unhealthy eating habits started up again. My eating consists of weighing, calorie counting, quick fixes, avoiding social events. Now, however, I know what healthy foods are, but I have issues with portion control, or gravitating towards too much of curtain foods. I know I was finally in trouble, when I gravitated towards sugar and have now gotten stuck in a sugar rut cycle. I have friends who have had weight loss surgery and started to consider this, my mum got scared for me, but I saw it as a last resort, because "I've tried everything". She's tried hard to steer me away. So now I have an appointment with a Nutritionist and I'm booked on to a Fitness week holiday, all pricey things I can't afford or keep up. But I searched weight loss results videos, then I stumbled on OMAD on YouTube and it seems like the perfect fit for me, easy, straight forward, very little rules, no measuring and I'll know it'll work, because I've done this before. I just don't want to reach a place where I give up. I'm on day two and already feeling the benefits and enjoying being released from my food addiction.
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  • LittleForestOwlLittleForestOwl Posts: 35Member Member Posts: 35Member Member
    Day 1:

    Hunger: I tried to make it to dinner time, but felt extremely hungry (like fight with and eat a tiger hungry), so I had a lunch and a dinner.

    Drinks: I found it easy switching from sugary drinks to just water and black coffee, I think the coffee helped and twitching is fun!

    Feelings: I went out to dinner with friends to celebrate a birthday. I didn't overdo dinner, but coming home on the train, I thought I looked and felt good, then I looked down at my food baby and I felt upset (where's the nearest fridge)!

    Day 2:

    Lunch: Today I decided that lunch time would be my meal time. I could deal with any hunger until then and afterwards, I don't feel hungry until bedtime. So my hunger periods were less and all tigers are safe.

    Feelings: Today I'm Wonder Woman and determined! Then after I ate, I fell asleep for three hours. Later I had a headache, sugar withdrawals I think. I've tucked my cape under the carpet, energy levels are on the floor.

    Toilet: Skip this bit if you don't want to be that up close and personal. Today I had loose stools, yay change.

  • LittleForestOwlLittleForestOwl Posts: 35Member Member Posts: 35Member Member
    Day 3:

    Feelings: AMAZING! I have an energy high, I'm not hungry, I could take on the world. I feel light and floaty today in a good way, like when you take a heavy backpack off.

    Dreams: I had really vivid lucid dreams. I haven't dreamt like that since I was a teenager. I could tell you colours, what people said, how warm it was, what I did. So I've started a dream diary.

    Appearance: My tummy is much flatter! I don't look pregnant, bye bye permenant food baby.

    Toilet: Normal
    edited March 2017
  • Brendalea69Brendalea69 Posts: 3,461Member Member Posts: 3,461Member Member
    You're doing great!!! KUTGW :)
  • 1MADGIRL1MADGIRL Posts: 836Member Member Posts: 836Member Member
    Day 3:

    Dreams: I had really vivid lucid dreams. I haven't dreamt like that since I was a teenager. I could tell you colours, what people said, how warm it was, what I did. So I've started a dream diary.

    I always dream like this. I love having them but they do tire me out quite a bit... :/ Do you also feel tired from dreaming vividly?

  • KetoKaHeeKetoKaHee Posts: 270Member Member Posts: 270Member Member
    You're doing amazing! Glad no more food baby ha!! Keep posting!
  • blambo61blambo61 Posts: 4,372Member Member Posts: 4,372Member Member
    It will get easier as you stick with it.
  • leveejohnleveejohn Posts: 346Member Member Posts: 346Member Member
    Great start Katrina!!!
  • LittleForestOwlLittleForestOwl Posts: 35Member Member Posts: 35Member Member
    Thank you @brendagaudette @KetoKaHee @blambo61 @leveejohn for your positive messages!
  • LittleForestOwlLittleForestOwl Posts: 35Member Member Posts: 35Member Member
    1MADGIRL wrote: »

    I always dream like this. I love having them but they do tire me out quite a bit... :/ Do you also feel tired from dreaming vividly?

    @1MADGIRL I do feel that way when I first wake up, but I find that having a sleep diary helps to 'let go' of all the events that happens when I have dreams like that.
  • LittleForestOwlLittleForestOwl Posts: 35Member Member Posts: 35Member Member
    Day 3 continued:

    Lunch: Lunch was a chore today, I enjoyed it and had my usual amount, but it felt like I was eating a ten course dinner, with starters. I'm stuffed and I couldn't actually eat it all!

    Habits: I realised by having OMAD, how often I used to pop things in my when cutting up food, grating food, plating up food for my children. My hand would twitch today on instinct. Ahhh, so that's also where the extra calories came from.

    Nutritionist Visit: I met with the lady, I had had the appointment booked for a few weeks prior to starting OMAD. I didn't mention OMAD, but listened to her advice, which I'm still able to incorporate on OMAD. The only thing was discussing food for over one hour, ended up with me having a dinner. So whilst I still did Intermittent Fasting, it wasn't OMAD. Back to it tomorrow though, because I'm liking the results.

  • LittleForestOwlLittleForestOwl Posts: 35Member Member Posts: 35Member Member
    Day 4 today:

    Weight Loss: I woke up and my pyjamas was a little loose around the middle. My coat now swivels with the extra room, the arms are less tight too! My knee high boots zipped up easily and didn't feel too tight on my feet.

    Feelings: Amazing and super duper positive!

    Dreaming: None

    Toilet: Oh dear lord!
  • 1MADGIRL1MADGIRL Posts: 836Member Member Posts: 836Member Member
    and only in 4 days :) :) :)
  • KetoKaHeeKetoKaHee Posts: 270Member Member Posts: 270Member Member
    You're doing great and it seems like your body is responding so well to intermittent fasting! Just do your best everyday and never quit!! You got this...
  • leveejohnleveejohn Posts: 346Member Member Posts: 346Member Member
    Love your posts...great results!
  • amflautistamflautist Posts: 998Member, Premium Member Posts: 998Member, Premium Member
    I'm following your day-by-day journal with avid interest. I hope you keep it up.

    That nutritionist visit - great job at not mentioning OMAD. She would have freaked out!!! And oh can I ever empathize with the effects of discussing food. I have been in SOOOO many weight loss groups over the years - and in every case, the emphasis on food and what to eat was a bummer. Heck, I KNOW what to eat. Motivation is the problem, not lack of knowledge. I always wanted to belong to a weight loss club that emphasized exercise. Not possible.

    What I love about this OMAD group is everyone's commitment. I can't wait to hear your weight loss result. Hope it's super!
  • Nutbutt24Nutbutt24 Posts: 35Member, Premium Member Posts: 35Member, Premium Member
    I was telling one of my coworkers about it and she started berating me thought I was killing myself. Last time I tell anyone about my diet
  • KetoKaHeeKetoKaHee Posts: 270Member Member Posts: 270Member Member
    People always say "so you are starving yourself" with their eyeballs coming out of their head. Ha! I just say...it works for me and I like it!
  • dajoloehrdajoloehr Posts: 447Member Member Posts: 447Member Member
    I tell all my friends and co workers lol some say nothing, some say bad things or look at me weird and a few will ask more about it. I feel like if I can at least help 1 person I know get healthy, OMAD or not, I've payed it forward :)
  • LittleForestOwlLittleForestOwl Posts: 35Member Member Posts: 35Member Member
    @KetoKaHee @leveejohn @amflautist @doodlebuggin18 @dajoloehr thank you for your kind words and support. Yes, I feel it's best (for me personally), not to really tell others what I'm doing. My mum knows and my brother, who is a house of muscle, has been doing his own form OMAD for years. But having previously done Keto diets and VLCD's, I know that anything that isn't 5 or 6 meals a day, throws up concern. Soooo, I'll just enjoy the complements when people notice the positive results.
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